Skedans is Tony DeLap`s site-specific commission for Inglewood`s Civic Center. Funded from the National Endowment for the Arts Art-in-Architecture Program it was an early precursor to contemporary public art efforts. Skedans refers to a Canadian Indian village in the Queen Charlotte Islands of the North Coast of British Columbia and was a tribal government site. DeLap frequented the area and was inspired by ancient trees and totems rising from the shallow waters. He brought the form and inspiration to Inglewood`s government center. DeLap worked with the Civic Center complex architects Charles Luckman and Associates to design a centerpiece monument for Inglewood City Hall. Skedans is a 50` tall upright column, standing on a 10` tall and 20` wide octagonal base that housed an early flow fountain.

Installed, 1975


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